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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., with Loran Mann, Charles Harris, Matthew Moore, and Tom McGarrity at press conference, University of Pittsburgh

Charles "Teenie" Harris (American, 1908–1998)

November 1966

Medium black and white: Kodak Safety Film Measurements H: 4 x W: 5 in. (10.2 x 12.7 cm) Credit Heinz Family Fund Accession Number 2001.35.3168 Location Not on View


Cutline of image published in New Pittsburgh Courier newspaper, November 12, 1966, pg. 2A, reads: "As Dr. King Visited Pittsburgh - These were scenes as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., leader of the American Civil Rights Movement, visited Pittsburgh for a speech, a press conference, and a student question-and-answer session at the University of Pittsburgh's Student Union last week... In second photo, Pittsburgh's Charles Harris, UNPC Police Affairs Chairman, and Matthew Moore, Penna. NAACP state organizer, are shown in background as Dr. King holds press conference... - Harris Photo." Cutline for image published in New Pittsburgh Courier newspaper, April 10, 1971, pg. 17, reads: "DR. KING IN PITTSBURGH - Scenes on an occasion when the great civil rights leader came to Pittsburgh to lend his support for the struggle for first class, Dr. King speaks to gathering. In background, left, Charles Harris, Matthew Moore and Tom McGarrity."

Artist Bio

Teenie Harris photographed for the Pittsburgh Courier for almost 40 years, documenting life in the African-American community. His approximately 70,000 negatives, recently acquired by the museum, form one of the richest-known archives of Black life in an American city from the 1930s to the 1970s.